Led by Artistic Director, Gerry Trentham, pounds per square inch performance (lbs/sq”) fosters contemporary, integrated arts creation and performance, while providing opportunities that hone artistic craft and encourage excellence in performance.
lbs/sq” reflects a trans-disciplinary, cultural/environmental consciousness where artists connect mutual interests in the transformative human body/mind as a primary source for creation and performance. Our art at lbs/sq”, founded in Trentham’s advanced study of dance, voice and theatre disciplines, laces and layers dance, written/spoken poetic text, sound/music, with visual/media art to ask questions about our individual distinctiveness; how are we transformed in relation to each other within our natural or constructed environments of form, culture, gender or nationhood, not only as human nature, but nature’s human?
Based in Toronto, pounds per square inch performance has produced over 30 of pounds' founding Artistic Director Gerry Trentham’s original works; assisted in the development, creation and presentation of more than 20 productions by numerous independent artists including international productions. Now in its sixth year the Fulcrum Associate Artist Project assists select independent artists find a balance of artistic and administrative necessities/vision through a community of learning, shared resources and charitable support. Our mentoring, education and outreach includes producing Canada's National Voice Intensive now in its 34th season and managing the Voice Intensive's Bursary and Internship Program.
Lbs/sq" offers you, the donor, the opportunity to earmark your donation toward specific funds including supporting Artistic Director Gerry Trentham's new creation and production projects and remounts, helping the company with their operating costs that support our overall vision and programs, supporting individual Fulcrum Associate Artists or supporting Canada's National Voice Intensive operating or bursary accounts.